An event now in its eighth year welcomed people from several different states earlier this month, capping off a months-long task of organizing the Clinton Half Marathon.

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I've previously remarked that parenting doesn't truly start until children master doorknobs.

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It has been more than a year and half since I was first appointed to the City Council in a special appointment to fill the at-large seat vacated by Clinton County Supervisor Tom Determann. Since then, I decided to run for the 3rd ward seat and won last year against a great servant of our community.

Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh invoked baseball to explain his judicial philosophy at his Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing. “A good judge,” he said, “must be an umpire – a neutral and impartial arbiter who favors no litigant or policy.”

When economic development is discussed, child care accessibility likely isn’t the first thing to come to mind.

History is usually airbrushed to remove a figure who has fallen out of favor with a dictatorship, or to hide away an episode of national shame. Leave it to Hollywood to erase from a national triumph its most iconic moment.

We all do it – all the time. But we do it especially in politics.

The Battle of Michigan Avenue is finally over, and it was won by the protesters.

With all the chemical scents, sprays and air fresheners on the market, one begins to wonder what a real natural fragrance might be. Most favorable scents in nature are subtle like the fresh smell after spring rain, the earthy smell of freshly tilled soil, the smell of fall leaves and the fre…

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Local Clintonians are working to educate this community about the international students from the Confucius International Education Group (CIEG), who will be arriving this fall. Every Saturday, an editorial will appear in this space, written by people who are involved in this project and/or …

Playing the woe-is-me card isn't my style with the issues currently facing the newspaper business.

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Recently the Sawmill Museum installed its latest exhibit, a floating log raft simulator. A few weeks ago, the Herald had a great article on the exhibit. In this article, I wanted to share the history that informed and inspired the creation of the exhibit. This is because my favorite part of …

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There is no shortage of opinion on forecasts for interest rates, monetary policy, the direction of the economy, and the interplay between these. It provides an interesting intersection of fiscal and monetary policy as well as public market forces. Headlines focus on the wording of Federal Re…

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Unity Christian School is preparing to build a new, 45,000 square foot kindergarten through 12th grade facility, in the heart of Clinton.

One day into our family camping trip, I realized that "roughing it" wasn't exactly my forte.

PurSuits is in pursuit of women joining their cause and, specifically, donations of gently used professional women’s apparel, shoes, or accessories such as handbags, scarves, and jewelry. Come to the library's boardroom at 6 p.m. Sept. 18 to find out more information about PurSuits and how y…

A voice crying in the wilderness is supposed to be ignored, not rewarded with accolades and growing influence.

Local Clintonians are working to educate this community about the international students from Confucius International Education Group, who will be arriving this fall. Every Saturday, an editorial will appear in this space, written by people who are involved in this project and/or have experi…

Presidents, since the nation’s founding, have at times disparaged the press for reporting news and expressing opinions they find uncomfortable or unfavorable.

Just as the Clinton community welcomed the American Queen on Thursday, it will say goodbye for the summer to the annual Finally Friday’s concert on the riverfront today.

Suicides keep happening. There is no community or family that is not touched by this kind of tragedy. Frequently, I hear from patients about their young son or daughter ending their life and changing others’ lives forever, or elderly adults frustrated with their chronic illness or depression…

The Sawmill Museum recently underwent an expansion. Besides allowing us to add two exciting new exhibits, the water table and a virtual rafting experience, we were able to revamp our existing exhibit space and add new artifacts to our displays.

It’s a symptom of our time that a tape of the future president of the United States discussing machinations related to an alleged affair with a former Playboy Playmate isn’t truly a blockbuster.

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Several Clintonians are working to educate the community about the international students from Confucius International Education Group, who will be arriving this fall. On Saturdays, a column will appear in this space, written by people who are involved in this project and/or have experienced…

Besides all the usual froth, hyperbole and mudslinging that we tend to feature in our election seasons, the one now approaching – We’re only 100 days out from the midterms! – could be a rather clarifying exercise for that now tiresome phrase, “who we are as Americans.”

A friendly reminder that our summer reading program ends on July 31. Please finish any reading logs and return to the library by then. Make sure to get your prizes and put your name into any drawings. Don’t forget. We are having a pool party to celebrate the end of summer reading today from …

We are about at the midpoint for summer and what is often a high point in the annual ups and downs of gas prices.

Donald Trump thrives on an image of strength, so it’s never a good look when he inadvertently invokes the spirit of Neville Chamberlain, the British prime minister whose name has become a watchword for appeasement.

Several Clintonians are working to educate the community about the international students from Confucius International Education Group, who will be arriving this fall. On Saturdays, a column will appear in this space, written by people who are involved in this project and/or have experienced…

Donald Trump is not, and never will be, the Moscow correspondent for The Nation magazine, and he shouldn’t sound like it.

When I started teaching at Clinton High School in August of 1985, my passion was to make a difference in the lives of my students. When I reflect back on the 16 years in room 219, I am thankful for the many opportunities to build strong relationships with students, to provide lifelong lesson…

It’s the end of the world as we know it. The crumbling of the foundations of the republic. The apocalypse. The end of America, of democracy and of civil rights. Again.

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Several Clintonians are working to educate the community about the international students from Confucius International Education Group, who will be arriving this fall. On Saturdays, a column will appear in this space, written by people who are involved in this project and/or have experienced…

It’s no secret that Clinton’s perception is being held back by its pockets of deteriorating housing stock.

The American dream defined by writer James Truslow Adams is “life should be better and richer and fuller for everyone, with opportunity for each according to ability or achievement regardless of social class or circumstances of birth.”

Wednesday was a true test for the validity of the Fourth of July festival in Clinton.

The Nazi analogy has long been recognized as the crudest and dumbest form of argument, but it is enjoying a renaissance.

Recall not long ago or far away, when President Barak Obama was in office and the prevailing view on the left was not only that any substantive criticism of his policies was racist, but that it was tantamount to sedition.

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